Ovenbird meaning

ŭvən-bûrd
A thrushlike warbler (Seiurus aurocapilla) of the Americas, having a loud call and characteristically building a domed, oven-shaped nest on the ground.
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Any of various South American birds of the family Furnariidae, especially of the genus Furnarius.
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Any of a large family (Furnariidae) of Neotropical passerine birds; esp., any of a genus (Furnarius) that builds a two-chambered, dome-shaped nest from clay and dried leaves.
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Any of various other birds that build a domelike nest on the ground; esp., a North American wood warbler (Seiurus aurocapillus)
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Any of several birds.
  • (UK) Any of several small birds that build dome-shaped nests; the long-tailed tit, willow warbler and chiffchaff.
  • (US) A warbler, Seiurus auricapillus, that builds such a nest of vegetation.
  • (Central America) Any of several passerine birds that build such nests of mud.
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Origin of ovenbird

  • From its oven-shaped nest

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition